UNION, NJ – Union’s celebration of Black History Month continued on Saturday afternoon with a screening of “Southside with You”, the story of Barack Obama and Michelle Robinson’s first date, at Jefferson School.

“Our celebration this year includes a series of events that will hopefully provide a meaningful experience for residents of all ages,” said Mayor Suzette Cavadas.  “I’m excited to share this story with you today because it tells the story of two people that over the past nine years have captivated us with their love, tenderness and their dedication to the American people.”

“I want to commend the Township of Union for this Black History Month program", said Union resident and Union County Freeholder Mohamed Jollah.  “It’s very important that government entities celebrate Black History Month.  Not just celebrate, educate.  And that’s why programs like this are important.”

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Jalloh said when he viewed the movie he came away with two reflections:  that the film highlights the importance of black families and the saying ‘behind every successful man is a successful woman.’

In addition to Township Committee members Clifton People, Jr. and Michele Delisfort, about 60 residents enjoyed the free film.